A mockup of Kentucky's first e-Transparency Web site is now online and members of the public are being asked to make comments on its design. "Kentucky's Open Door" Web site has been designed as a one-stop venue where citizens can review how their tax dollars are being spent, as well as obtain other vital information about state-funded programs.
The Web site, which will be in full operation on January 1, 2009, will include:
Several suggestions on the design and content of the Web site were made last week before the e-Transparency statewide task force appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear.
"I'm very excited about the work done so far by a broad, interagency effort to fulfill the governor's e-transparency goals by January 1," said Finance and Administration Secretary Jonathan Miller. "Gov. Beshear's vision of a more accountable, more responsible government will be closer to fulfillment when any citizen of the commonwealth can access from their home computer how their tax dollars are being used."